Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Nurse Down

Idaho Springs, CO

Well friends, I've made it home from Colorado in one piece but it was quite a feat I'll tell ya. I ended up getting sick the last day of my visit and by the end of the day had landed myself in urgent care. It began with me waking up at 5am, nauseous as ever and throwing up that morning before leaving for the airport. I just kept thinking, "Okay, please Andi...just make it through the flight without throwing up." I hadn't eaten anything that morning cause I was afraid I was gonna end up regretting that later, so by the time I got to the airport I was pretty out of it. When I stood up to board the plane I began feeling really light headed and everything around me became muffled... as if I had noise canceling headphones on. I was instantly drenched in sweat and felt so dizzy I decided that it would be a good idea if I sat down on the arm rest of a chair near the boarding line.

Next thing I know I wake up on the floor with some lady nudging me, asking me if I had tripped or if I had just passed out? I, being determined to get home, mumbled "yeah" and proceeded to get up and get on the plane.... completely confused and terrified at what had just happened.

To make a long story short I ended up calling my bff Kelly and had her pick me up and take me to urgent care when I got home. Seriously, thank goodness for my friends because its moments like this where its really tough to be single and not have family that you can count on. Poor Kelly sat in the waiting room for hours while I got worked up. It ended up that I just caught a nasty virus and combine that with the altitude change in Denver... made for a severely dehydrated mess of a nurse. EKG, labs, meds and 2 liters of fluid later I was sent home to sleep and try to start eating again.
I'm still very weak and dizzy when I stand up but at least I'm keeping down food and fluids! I'll do a Colorado update soon but for now I'm gonna go back to sleep and try to get some strength back before I have to work tomorrow!
Have a good day friends! Hope your week is going better than mine:)

6 comments :

  1. ahhh i'm glad you're ok! had me worried there!

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  2. Glad you're feeling better!! Being sick on an airplane has got to be one of the worst!

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  3. hope you're resting up! was sick a couple weeks ago and just wanted to curl up an die! Get better!

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  4. Glad you made it home and hope you're recovered now! Take care of yourself.

    Thanks for the sweet comment and the follow!

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  5. Hope you're feeling better!!

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  6. I still can't believe that happened to you! Ivy still mentions that morning and asks, 'is Andi okay?' ;)

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